Junior center Cesar Ruiz has elected to forgo his senior season and declare for the NFL Draft.
“I would like to thank the University of Michigan for helping craft me into the man I am today,” Ruiz said in a statement on his Twitter account. “It is truly an honor to be able to wear the maize and blue. … Since the day I touched a football, I knew I wanted to play in the National Football League. It’s always been my dream, and now I am ready to make that dream a reality.”